Toyota Sienta Cross TMS-7

While not as flashy as that seen at the neighbouring Toyota Auto Body stand (Alphard Hercule, HiAce Platinum Lounge and Noah Active Cross), Toyota Motor East Japan’s exhibits at the Tokyo Motor Show made up for it with rather striking exterior colours.

The company assembles the likes of the Sienta B-segment MPV and Aqua hatch, and as such its show vehicles were led by these, primarily the Sienta Cross and Sienta Hearts.

With good reason – the second-generation Sienta made its market debut in mid-year, and is available in the domestic market in seven-, six- or five-seater forms. The Sienta Cross shows what can be achieved if an outdoor lifestyle approach is needed, and the Sienta Hearts has been modified to be what’s termed a welcab, with room for wheelchair or even a stretcher. Another variant called the Sienta Run’s was also on display.

At the 2013 edition of the show, TME Japan’s primary exhibit vehicle was the Aqua (which we know as the Prius c), with four different takes being offered for the hybrid. This year, it only had one, the Aqua Cross II, essentially an evolution of that seen two years ago, though the green of the original has been replaced by orange. The new colour choice also dresses the interior.

The company is a Toyota subsidiary firm that was established in July 2012. It also builds the Ractis, Yaris Sedan, iSt, Isis, Porte and Corolla Axio sedan/Fielder wagon models, among others, for domestic consumption.

It also assembles the old Crown Sedan and Comfort, the last for taxi use, as well as automobile components and electric wheelchairs – at this year’s show, it premiered the Patrafour, a 4WD electric wheelchair with superior stability and the ability to handle rough roads.

GALLERY: Toyota Sienta Cross

GALLERY: Toyota Sienta Hearts
GALLERY: Toyota Aqua Cross II